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Veilchen sah ich halbbeschneit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Veilchen sah ich [halbbeschneit]1
Zwischen Gras und Mose.
Veilchen, thust mir wahrlich leid,
Denk' ich an die Frühlingszeit
Und an manche Rose.
Veilchen aber sang mir zu :
Hoffe du, hoffe du!
Veilchen im tiefen Thal
Findet der Sonnenstrahl.

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Hoffmann's von Fallersleben Gesammelte Werke; Erster Band : Lyrische Gedichte: Dichterleben, Liebesleben, Berlin, F. Fontane, 1890, p. 289

1 Mikuli: "halb verschneit"; further changes may exist not shown above.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Alexis Holländer (1840 - 1924), "Veilchen", op. 32 (Sechs Lieder für 1 mittlere Stimme mit Pianoforte) no. 2, published 1883 [medium voice and piano], Berlin, Schlesinger [
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  • by Alphonse Maurice (1856 - 1905), "Hoffe du", op. 9 (Sieben Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 1, published 1881 [voice and piano], Berlin, Bote & Bock [
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  • by Charles Mikuli (1819 - 1897), "Das Veilchen", op. 27 (Sieben Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte) no. 3, published 1880 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Kistner [
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-08-03.
Last modified: 2015-04-09 19:42:37
Line count: 9
Word count: 39

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Je vis une violette à‑demi sous la neige

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Je vis une violette à-demi sous la neige,
Entre herbe et mousse.
Violette, tu me fais vraiment de la peine,
Je pense aux jours de printemps
Et à certaine rose.
Mais la violette me chanta :
« Espère, espère !
Une violette au fond de la vallée
Trouve les rayons du soleil. »

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2015-04-09.
Last modified: 2015-04-09 19:42:52
Line count: 9
Word count: 53